Early this week, authorities in Georgia arrested Dralin Carswell after a high-speed chase.
That is critical for a number of causes, together with that his minor girlfriend — Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson — was within the automotive.
In gentle of this arrest, longtime Mama June: Highway to Redemption followers are taking a tough have a look at Dralin’s prison historical past.
And they aren’t liking what they’re seeing. This wasn’t his first arrest, and Alana wasn’t his first youthful teen lady.
On Tuesday, February 28, police arrested 21-year-old Dralin Carswell.
Previous to his precise arrest, he allegedly fled from authorities for a three-mile, high-speed automotive chase.
The Monroe County SHeriff’s Workplace has famous that one of many prices was a DUI — particularly, for driving beneath the affect of marijuana.
17-year-old Alana, who has been relationship him for roughly two years now, was a passenger within the automobile.
(Sure, you probably did that math appropriately. It’s not nice, is it?)
Moreover, a 24-year-old man was within the automotive. Police arrested Julian Malik Divon Williams on excellent warrants.
Authorities didn’t cost Alana with any crime. She is, nevertheless, a witness within the case. Police transported her to Monroe County Jail, the place Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon picked her up.
Apparently, all of it started with an tried visitors cease. That is when Dralin allegedly sped to the north for about three miles.
Police employed a PIT maneuver (which is a tactic for stopping a fleeing automotive, not a intercourse act). Hopefully, because of this Dralin’s “high speed” flight was at lower than 35 miles per hour. Why? As a result of above that, the PIT maneuver is doubtlessly deadly to occupants of the automobile.
All informed, Dralin’s prices embody DUI, fleeing police, following too carefully, failing to keep up lanes, and dashing.
He obtained a bond of $25,000. And he reportedly obtained launch the next day, on Wednesday, March 1.
Money bail and related techniques flip poverty into incarceration nicely forward of any trial. It’s in fact good that this didn’t occur to Dralin.
Naturally, these involved for Alana after this harrowing ordeal are recalling studies about Dralin’s prison historical past.
On Could 29, 2019, police arrested Dralin for statutory rape. That cost will be advanced, because it might apply to anybody from a serial predator who grooms minor teenagers for abuse or it might apply to highschool classmates with disapproving mother and father the second that one in all them has a milestone birthday.
Bigotry, together with racism and homophobia, will be motivating elements within the latter scenario. These legal guidelines additionally range extensively by state.
Lower than a 12 months earlier than Dralin and Alana started relationship, the then 18-year-old reportedly had intercourse with a 15-year-old within the lady’s bed room.
The lady’s mom introduced her daughter to the police. The minor informed police that she and Dralin had engaged in consensual intercourse.
Contemplating that Dralin and his consensual intercourse companion have been each highschool aged and all of three years aside on the time, it feels like solely the mom objected.
Dralin’s try at an alibi didn’t maintain up. As an alternative, he accomplished a diversion pretrial diversion program.
Like we mentioned, it’s advanced. 18- and 15-year-olds date the entire time. Typically, they’re classmates, with the 18-year-old having simply celebrated a birthday.
However there might be particulars of this story that didn’t make it into studies. And two teenagers falling for one another is a bit totally different from Dralin falling for a brand new 15-year-old a 12 months later. Perhaps it’s likelihood, or possibly it’s a sample.